MONSTRA | Lisbon Animation Festival is an event where animated films meet other media and arts, aiming to present, disseminate, experiment and discuss ideas, crossing over new artistic approaches and forms, on which animated film is the narrative and aesthetic expression. The Festival’s main goal is to present and promote the best animated films made all over the World.

MONSTRA 2022 is going to take place between 16th - 27th March 2022.

Each edition we focus on a guest country with retrospectives and curatorships of several authors on a guest country. This edition our guest country is Bulgaria.

Our competitive sections are: Feature Films, Short Films, Student Short Films, Super Short Films, Short Films for Children and Youth (MONSTRINHA) and Portuguese Short Films.

Submissions for the Short Films for Children and Youth (MONSTRINHA) and International Competitions are running until 28th November.

Submissions for the Portuguese Competition are running until January 9th 2022.

Filmmakers with selected films for the International Competition will be notified via e-mail after February 1st 2022.

For additional information and inquiries, please contact films@monstrafestival.com.

Feature Film Competition:
- Grand-Prix MONSTRA - Best Feature Film
- Jury Special Award
- Best Soundtrack
- Best Film for Young Audiences (if applicable)
- Audience Award
- Honorable Mentions (if applicable)

Short Film Competition:
- Grand-Prix MONSTRA - Best Short Film
- Jury Special Award
- Best Portuguese Short Film
- Best Experimental Film
- Audience Award
- Honorable Mentions (if applicable)

Student Film Competition:
- Best International Student Short Film
- Best Portuguese Student Short Film
- Jury Special Award
- Best International Student Short Film (Junior Jury)
- Best Portuguese Student Short Film (Junior Jury)
- Audience Award
- Honorable Mentions (if applicable)

Super Short Film Competition:
- Best International Super Short Film
- Best Portuguese Super Short Film
- Honorable Mentions (if applicable)

Short Films for Children and Youth Competition:
- Grand-Prix MONSTRINHA
- Audience Award
- Honorable Mentions (if applicable)

Portuguese Short Films Competition
- SPA / Vasco Granja Award - Best Portuguese Short Film
- Audience Award
- Honorable Mentions (if applicable)

Monetary Prizes and the Competition Jury will be announced on the festival's website by February 2022.

Please find the complete Regulations for MONSTRA 2020 on the festival's website.
www.monstrafestival.com/submissions

For additional information and inquiries, please contact films@monstrafestival.com.

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  • Pejman Alipour

    MONSTRA is great and good festival and I am glad to selection my film where the winds die at monstra festival...thank you for everythings.

    April 2022
  • Mariam Khodeir

    Amazing festival! I had a blast and felt very honored to have my film's first international screening at Monstra Animation festival. Would absolutely recommend it for everyone.

    April 2022
  • Andrea Pierri

    Great festival, beautiful city, wonderful experience! Honoured to have received the Best Documentary Short Film Award for my film “Promised Land”. Thanks to the whole Monstra’s staff and jury, and congratulations to all the animators who participated. Truly amazing and inspiring films!

    April 2022
  • Christoph Büttner

    Sadly I was not able to be on site (Monstra 2022), but I appreciated the festvial communication pretty much. Not only because my own film "In his Mercy" was a part of the student competition I think the annual selection of films and the additional program alone makes it a great festvial.

    April 2022
  • Wonderful experience and such good communication!

    April 2022